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SAIM603-1005: Alien Invaders: Systemic Fungal Diseases

INSTRUCTORS:
Michael Matz DVM, DACVIM
Robert J Vasilopulos DVM, MS, DACVIM

DATES:
Oct 9 - Oct 23, 2005
Interactive Sessions: Sunday evenings; Oct 9, Oct 16; 9:30-11:00 pm ET (US)

Course Description
Systemic mycoses are fungal infections that disseminate from a portal of entry. In this course we will cover the most common systemic mycoses seen in small animal practice - blastomycosis, histoplasmosis, coccidioidomycosis, and cryptococcosis. Clinical signs, diagnostic tests, and treatment options for each organism will be reviewed. Specific differences unique to each organism will be highlighted including geographic location, long term complications, and limitations of the available diagnostic testing.

MESSAGE BOARD DISCUSSIONS:
Discussions will begin on the start date of the course and will continue for 7 days following the last real time session.

CE HOURS: 3 CE Credits

TUITION:
Member/$46, Non-Member/$93 by September 25,2005;
Member/$51, Non-Member/$104 after September 25,2005.

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Note: "This course has been submitted (but not yet approved) for 3 hours of continuing education credits in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB's RACE approval; however participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery of continuing education. Call VIN for further information."

(Attendees are encouraged to check with their licensing jurisdiction(s) for information regarding recognition by the board.)


COURSE WITHDRAWAL AND REFUND POLICY: Withdrawal prior to the listed start date of a course entitles the registrant to a complete refund or a credit toward a future VIN CE course, whichever is preferred. Withdrawal within 1 week after the listed start date (i.e. including no more than one real-time session) entitles the registrant to a credit toward any future VIN CE course. (Does not apply to courses with only one real-time session.) After the first real-time session, a registrant may withdraw due to special circumstances and receive prorated credit towards a future VIN course. These requests will be handled on an individual basis. The amount of the prorated credit will be determined based on 65% of the time remaining in the course at the time of withdrawal. It is not possible to withdraw retroactively.

Note: To ensure rapid handling of your request for withdrawal, we recommend that you call the VIN office at 1-800-700-INFO.


Debbie Friedler
Coordinator
Continual Education Division
Veterinary Information Network
CEonVIN@vin.com

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